Fulham missed the chance to move out of the bottom three for the first time since December, losing 2-1 to Leeds thanks to Raphinha’s winner.
Scott Parker’s side knew a victory would send them into 17th ahead of Brighton vs Newcastle on Saturday evening, but a slow start saw Luke Ayling nod home inside ten minutes. However, they were reprieved when VAR ruled it out for offside.
But Bamford took advantage of some lax defending when he fired home Leeds’ deserved opener in the 29th minute. Against the run of play, Fulham equalised just before the break as Joachim Andersen scooped home his first Fulham goal.
4 – Patrick Bamford has scored in each of his last four league appearances against Fulham, making him the first Leeds player to score in four straight league appearances against a single club since Luciano Becchio v Middlesbrough from 2010-2012. Thorn. #FULLEE pic.twitter.com/fxzqpjCGTl
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Leeds retook the lead not long after the break as Bamford set-up Raphinha (58) for a superbly taken goal, with Fulham unable to muster a reply, having just two shots on target in the second half.
It’s an opportunity missed for Fulham, who remain in 18th place and two points from safety, having played two more games than Newcastle and Brighton immediately above. Leeds move above Crystal Palace into 11th place and have completed their first league double over Fulham since the 1984-85 campaign in the second tier.
Full match report to follow…
Following the international break, Fulham travel to face Aston Villa on Saturday April 3 at 8pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event. Leeds host Sheffield United at Elland Road on the same day at 3pm.
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